Orange, Connecticut (September 5, 2023) – Tennis legend Ivan Lendl in the Siderowf Gross Division along with Jamie Sheltman and Jason Longo in the Tettelbach Open Division captured the titles at the Orange Hills Country Club One Day Tournament presented by Chris Cote’s Golf Shop.
In the Tettelbach Open Division Jamie Sheltman and Jason Longo both fired even-par 71s to share the title by one shot over Mike Kennedy who finished 1-over in third place.
Sheltman, a winner earlier this year at the Mill River CC One Day Tournament, was 3-over for his round through fifteen holes before rattling off three consecutive birdies to close out his round and surge up the leaderboard. His final birdie came on the 471-yard par-5 18th.
Longo played his way to the top of the leaderboard thanks to four birdies that he mixed in throughout his round. His birdies dropped on Nos. 1, 7, 13, and 18 as they offset two bogeys and a double-bogey.
The top five was rounded out by three players in a tie for fourth at 4-over. Making up the group were Bret Lawrence, Ryan DeVille, and Chris Maxwell.
As the lone player under par Ivan Lendl captured the Siderowf Gross Division with a 1-under 70. The former top-ranked tennis player in the world put together a roller coaster of a scorecard that included five birdies and an eagle but also four bogeys and a double bogey.
Lendl, the three-time U.S. Open champion and eight-time major winner, jump started his back nine with an eagle on the 464-yard par-5 11th however it was his birdie on the par-5 last that proved to be the winner.
Dave Jones (E) was one shot back in second place, Michael Lazzara (+2) was third, Rick Lawrence (+4) was fourth while Richard Stevens and Tom Brett shared fifth at 5-over.
In the Tettlebach Net Division Robert Detrick (-7) ran away with the title finishing seven shots in front of runner-up Walter Keuchkerian II (E). Rounding out the top five were Longo (+1) in third with Derrick Silliman, DeVille, and Steven Csejka in a 2-over tie for fourth.
The Siderowf Net Division title was shared by Al Barton and Lazzara at 4-under with Lendl (-3) one shot back in third place. Fourth place was snagged by Bob Flliss (-1) while Rick Jusko and Peter Czuchra were even-par in a tie for fifth.
Note: The CSGA would like to thank Orange Hills Country Club owner and general manager Judy Smith along with superintendent Tim Mars and their staffs for a fantastic day!
About the Connecticut State Golf Association
The Connecticut State Golf Association functions as an extension of the USGA and provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. Founded in 1899, it is the country’s oldest state golf association and conducts over 60 Championships, Qualifiers, and One Day Tournaments throughout the year.